EA wasn't laughing at South Park last week

It seems like EA didn’t find last week’s episode of South Park, titled Sexual Healing, all that funny, as they are apparently deciding legal action after the 14th season premiere. For those who missed it, the episode was topical as usual, dealing with the tons of sex scandals going on with male celebrities, including one Tiger Woods. The creators replay alleged events in Tiger’s life, as those possible dealings happen in a video game the boys play throughout the episode. Here’s a clip:

Oh South Park, you are the living end. Anyway, Cartman states that they’re playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 from EA Sports, which is what EA will undoubtedly call their real Woods game this year. We can see why this might bother EA, but a real lawsuit? These guys fended off Scientology and their army of lawyers, so we don’t like EA Sports’ odds. Humorously, this is hot on the heels of Rock Band, an EA Parters game, releasing Eric Cartman’s exemplary rendition of Poker Face. Well, it’s funny to us, maybe not to EA. They should be more like Blizzard, who worked with South Park and embraced their mockery in the classic WoW-themed episode.

We could just list all our favorite video game moments from South Park, but then we remembered we already did. So why not read that and reminisce about these well-observed moments while we wait to see if EA will go through with it or just let it go and get on with their lives.

Mar 22, 2010

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  • big000 - March 23, 2010 7:11 p.m.

    Freedom of speech?
  • philipshaw - March 23, 2010 1:07 p.m.

    Just when everyone thought you were cool EA
  • VTheSystemV - March 23, 2010 9:58 a.m.

    The WoW episode was amazing. 'How can we destroy that...which has no life?' The Wacko Jacko episodes were WAY more offensive, but I am not sure whether any lawsuits were made due to The Jeffersons episode showing MJ with loads of kids. EA, get a sense of humour. The episode was funny. South Park means no offence.
  • Clickshark - March 23, 2010 6:29 a.m.

    Haha hilarious! Loved the episode.. could see how EA could get upset.. could also see how they're being prude. recaptcha: approach her 0.o
  • Conman93 - March 22, 2010 11:12 p.m.

    The creators of south park will probably blame an alien wizard, as shown in the episode
  • bonerachieved - March 22, 2010 9:14 p.m.

    If anything will happen it will be nothing.
  • Destruco33 - March 22, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    EA doesnt got anything on em. The World Of Warcraft episode is still one of my favourite episodes. Thank you Blizzard for being team players on that.
  • Cyberninja - March 22, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    i dont think anything serious will happen
  • Pr0tonC4 - March 22, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    EA get a sense of humor like zabu_san said. Its just a cartoon and one of the funniest cartoons ever.
  • cassadinechik - March 22, 2010 7:25 p.m.

    Way to be good sports, EA. Geez.
  • Curtis_Stone - March 22, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    Ugh, get a sense of humor EA...
  • Elit3m0nkey - March 22, 2010 7:01 p.m.

    LOL. It is funny. But I can see why EA would want to sue.